Frequently Asked Questions

Are masks required in Boise?

Yes, Central District Health has implemented a mandatory mask order in Ada County that requires everyone to wear a face covering that completely covers the person’s nose and mouth in all indoor and outdoor public spaces where you aren’t able to maintain a six feet distance.

There are exceptions for children under age two, persons who cannot medically tolerate wearing a face covering, persons who are hearing impaired or communication with the hearing impaired, on-duty first responders if there is a risk related to their work, persons obtaining a service involving nose, face or head, while eating or drinking at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage, and in any outdoor public places where people can employ social distancing as recommended by CDC, and indoor recreational facilities where people can employ social distancing.

Is it safe to travel to Boise during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Idaho businesses are creating the safest possible environment for customers and employees by adhering to business-specific protocols that were approved by the state of Idaho before reopening. Visit https://rebound.idaho.gov/business-specific-protocols-for-opening/ for more information on these specific protocols.

Are there any restrictions regarding travel to Boise?

Non-essential travel continues to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission. Individuals should adhere to state and CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html for more information.

How do I travel to Boise?

Fly: Boise Airport has multiple non-stop flights to/from Boise across the U.S.

Drive: Boise, Idaho is within hours of driving of major pacific northwest cities in the United States.

  • Portland: 424 miles
  • Reno: 338 miles
  • Sacramento: 559 miles
  • Salt Lake City: 336 miles
  • Seattle: 488 miles
  • Spokane: 379 miles

How many non-stop flights do you have to Boise, Idaho?

Our airport currently has 20 non-stop flight destinations. Atlanta, GA will be the longest non-stop destination route which begins daily service on Delta on November 20, 2020.

Does your airport have any contactless initiatives or touchless bathrooms, etc?

The Boise Airport has installed touchless toilets throughout the terminal and is in the process of installing touchless sink fixtures throughout as well. They’ve also installed plastic shield in high-traffic areas such as airline ticket counters, TSA security checkpoint, and boarding gates. For more on how Boise Airport is making travel safe in Boise, visit their website.

Where can I find the latest travel updates for Boise and the U.S.?

Stay updated with the latest travel guidelines and policies at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Where can I get more information relating to COVID-19 health and safety?

Stay updated with the latest guidelines and policies at rebound.idaho.gov, as well as cdc.gov/coronavirus.

For more information on what is open in Boise, click here.